Once Lost, Twice Broken

My freshly fixed neon nails suddenly looked more interesting than everything else going on around me. I had stepped into church convincing myself I had been away for too long. The truth was, I had come with the hopes of ‘accidentally’ running into him. But the uneasiness I felt deep in my stomach told me … Continue reading Once Lost, Twice Broken

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Tsoro

The group huddled together for a picture as the tour guide struggled with the glittered iPhone, obviously foreign to him. Amber cringed and silently prayed he wouldn’t drop it. I went hungry to buy this phone. Don’t let my village people win. ‘Say furaha,’ the tour guide finally chanted, exposing two missing front teeth. A … Continue reading Tsoro

Love Happens

(An almost true story) It was the first day of the free skills acquisition project organized by one of the corpers and work was in full force. Oiza had no idea what she had volunteered for would be back breaking. The pile of application forms kept increasing, almost like half the town had turned up … Continue reading Love Happens

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Primavera – Episode 4

Uche leaned against the car and rapped his fingers on the roof. He watched as Somto emerged from the Junior Church building. As much as a lot had changed in the home front, she was still diligent with her service in church. It baffled him how she had become a stranger to their daughter yet … Continue reading Primavera – Episode 4

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Primavera – Episode 3

“Chin up! Shoulders parallel! Back straight!” The petite white woman in a green English dress kept rolling out instructions to the girls who seemed less and less interested in each new lesson. All morning, they had had to practice how to introduce themselves, start a conversation, give a proper handshake and now they were practicing … Continue reading Primavera – Episode 3